blind spots

Kevin Morby Listens to Jeff Buckley: ‘Like Watching LeBron Play Basketball’

The Kansas City songwriter tackles religion on his new album ‘Oh My God’ but has never heard ‘Grace,’ the 1994 classic that’s full of spiritual gravitas.
Josh Terry

Why You Should Care About the Fire That Destroyed Thousands of Master Recordings

What exactly is a master—and what did we lose when they burned?
Drew Schwartz
blind spots

David Bazan Listens to Joni Mitchell's 'Blue': 'Oh My God'

The Pedro the Lion frontman finally confronts one of the most emotionally resonant albums ever for the first time.
Josh Terry
year in review

15 Albums That Got Us Through 2018

Both sonically and lyrically, these works moved the culture forward when everything seemed to be moving backward. Here are our favorite albums of 2018.
Mary Retta

The 100 Best Albums of 2018

The Noisey staff's favorite releases of the year.
Noisey Staff
stream of the crop

Stream of the Crop: 11 New Albums for Heavy Rotation

New albums from Kurt Vile, Quavo, and Yowler top this week's list.
Noisey Staff
stream of the crop

Stream of the Crop: 12 New Albums for Heavy Rotation

New albums from Lil Baby & Gunna, Cat Power, and Fucked Up top this week's list.
Noisey Staff
Rank Your Records

Ben Nichols Ranks Lucero’s Eight Albums

Ahead of the release of the Memphis band's new album, 'Among the Ghosts,' the frontman looked back on a 20-year career full of songs about women, work, and bad tattoos.
Dan Ozzi
stream of the crop

Stream of the Crop: 5 New Albums for Heavy Rotation

New albums from David Byrne and Judas Priest top this week's list.
Eric Sundermann
Colin Joyce
Kim Kelly
Lawrence Burney
Expert Witness with Robert Christgau

Robert Christgau on Gogol Bordello's Search for a "Higher Self"

The Dean of American Rock Critics reviews the Slavic punk troupe's 'Seekers and Finders,' plus new albums from Umphrey's McGee and Hard Working Americans.
Robert Christgau

Deadboy's Debut Album Was Inspired by Rihanna's Use of Repetition

The Montreal-via-London producer discusses the ten records he listened to while making 'Earth Body.'
Erik Leijon

Björk Just Explained Why She’s Releasing a Book of Sheet Music

The Icelandic artist takes "a soft feminist stance" in a letter that also includes the track list for '34 Scores for Piano, Organ, Harpsichord and Celeste.'
Emerson Rosenthal